Province of Nuoro
|• President||Costantino Tidu|
|• Total||5,638.06 km2 (2,176.87 sq mi)|
(31 July 2017)
|• Density||37/km2 (97/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
08010-08040, 08042-08049, 08100
|Telephone prefix||070, 079, 0484, 0782, 0784, 0785|
It has an area of 5,638 square kilometres (2,177 sq mi), and, As of 2017[update], a total population of 210,972. The province is divided into 74 comuni, the largest of which are Nuoro (36,925 inhabitants), Siniscola (11,492), Macomer (10,043), and Dorgali (8,576). The other comuni are generally not so large, even if Oliena (7,123 inhabitants) and Orosei (7,025) can be considered as well as populated towns.
The province was established in 1927. In 2005, the territory of the Province of Nuoro was substantially reduced as a consequence of the establishment in the island of four new provinces; subsequent administrative reforms have increased its size once again in 2016, through the annexation of 22 out of the 23 communes which made up the short-lived Ogliastra.
Parks located in the province include the National Park of the Gulf of Orosei and Gennargentu.
The Province of Nuoro is one of Southern Europe's least densely populated areas. However, it is known for its high concentration of centenarians and supercentenarians. From 5 March 2001 to 3 January 2002, Antonio Todde, from Tiana, was the oldest man in the world.
List of presidents of the province of Nuoro
|President||Term start||Term end||Party|
|Salvatore Angelo Piras||1987||1990||Italian Socialist Party|
|Francesco Achille Crisponi||1990||1993||Christian Democracy|
|Federico Caredda||1993||1995||Christian Democracy|
|Giuseppe Matteo Pirisi||1995||1999||Democratic Party of the Left|
Democrats of the Left
|Francesco Maria Licheri||2000||2005||Italian People's Party|
|Roberto Deriu||2005||2010||The Daisy|
|–||Sabina Bullita||2015||2016||Special Commissioner|
|–||Alessandra Pistis||2016||2016||Special Commissioner|
|–||Maria Cristina Madeddu||2016||2016||Special Commissioner|
|–||Costantino Tidu||2016||Incumbent||Special Commissioner|
- Population data source: Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) .
- Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer (New York: Columbia University Press, 1952) p. 1356.
- Official website (in Italian)